Descriptionmktexlsr revision 36855, and before revision 36626 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack. NOTE: this vulnerability exists due to the reversion of a fix of CVE-2015-5700.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texlive-bin (PTS)stretch (security), stretch2016.20160513.41080.dfsg-2+deb9u1fixed
bookworm, bullseye2020.20200327.54578-7fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texlive-binsource(unstable)(not affected)


- texlive-bin <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not reintroduced, patch mktexlsr-use-mktemp still applied)

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